SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center
Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects was selected to design the new 68,000 SF SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center in Rockford, Illinois. The building has obtained LEED HC Certification. The design team developed a plan to execute these services in the most effective and interactive manner to create this unique facility, Departments included in the Center consist of one Medical Oncology, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiation Oncology, Medical Imaging, Holistic Health, and Administration. The building has a main southern-facing public entry point feeding into a two-story public Lobby. Building materials are warm with emphasis on texture ant natural light. The exterior of the building is broken into 3 separate elements. The western element is defined in masonry with punch openings. The center element is clad in glass and abundant light. The eastern element is transitioned by a massive stone wall serving as a backdrop for the building from the west to east, providing a flowing façade of glass.